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May 17, 2018 | Threat News

Russian missile cruiser holds firing drills in Barents Sea

TASS: MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. The cruiser Marshal Ustinov has fired its main missile system to hit sea targets at the Northern Fleet’s practice ranges in the Barents Sea, Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said on Thursday. “During the combat exercise, the combat team of the missile and artillery unit of the cruiser… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Forward motion on missile defense

The American Legion: Funding for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) got a major boost in the recent budget back-and-forth, jumping to $11.5 billion for fiscal 2018 – a 40 percent increase over fiscal year 2017. With a paranoid Pyongyang and a terrorist Tehran testing longer-range missiles, let’s hope the renewed interest in, and resources for,… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense Agency contracts for Aegis 6.0 modeling support

UPI: May 16 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for services in support of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The Missile Defense Agency contract was announced on Tuesday by the Defense Department and enables Lockheed Martin to provide “materials necessary to support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 6.0 modeling and simulation.” The… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

Foreign hackers probing America’s missile defense supply chain

AL.com: Foreign hackers are probing for secrets about America’s missile defenses in the computers that support the long supply chain of parts and services needed to field the system, federal contractors were told in Huntsville this week. Small businesses were briefed on the growing threat and new requirements for keeping data secure at a conference… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

Aegis integration under the microscope

Defence Connect: In its latest report on the government’s $89 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has cautioned against the government’s announcement last year to fit Australia’s Future Frigates with the Lockheed Martin Aegis CMS with and Australian tactical interface to be developed by SAAB Australia. The system is designed to simultaneously attack land targets,… read more

May 17, 2018 | Threat News

Putin: Ships armed with Kalibr missiles to be permanently on duty in Mediterranean

TASS: SOCHI, May 16. /TASS/. Russian naval ships armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will be permanently on duty in the Mediterranean, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at a meeting with top officials of the Defense Ministry and defense-industrial complex on Wednesday. “A total of 102 voyages by surface ships and submarines… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon: Romania will get newest Patriot configuration

Romania-Insider: US defense group Raytheon will deliver its latest configuration of the Patriot air defense missile system to Romania, the one currently used by the US Army, according to Mike Ellison, country manager of Raytheon Romania, local News.ro reported. The systems have new hardware and software components, added in 2017. The Raytheon official added that… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

ASTROS 2020 Program Strengthens Brazilian Army’s Artillery

Dialogo-Americas: The Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) is set to receive by October 2018 eight MK3M modernized vehicles, capable of firing a missile and four different types of rockets from a single launcher. Brazilian company Avibras was contracted in 2012 to update the technology on 38 MK2 and MK3 vehicles used by the 6th Missile… read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Israeli Defense Contractor Rafael Sells Iron Dome to Romania

CTech: Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has signed on Wednesday a deal with Romanian aerospace company Romaero S.A. for the local manufacturing of Iron Dome and other air and ground defense systems, a spokesman for Rafael told Calcalist on Wednesday. As part of the deal, Rafael will provide Romaero with the technical… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

The Iran nuclear deal could still be saved, experts say

Washington’s Top News: (THE CONVERSATION) “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail,” President Donald Trump declared in his speech, justifying the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month. Trump emphasized that the deal “fails to address the regime’s development of ballistic missiles that could deliver nuclear warheads.”… read more

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